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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 384: tabled on 10 February 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 199 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the greater public access to meetings and information provided by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985; believes that such provisions are important for democracy; and hopes that they will be continued as part of the new arrangements for local government executives and directly-elected mayors envisaged under the current Local Government Bill.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2000
Lewes
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2000
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 April 2000
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2000
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Leeds Central
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2000
Leeds North West
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2000
Boston and Skegness
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2000
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
The Wrekin
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2000
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2000
Isle of Wight
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2000
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2000
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
Peterborough
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2000
Gordon
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2000
Torridge and West Devon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2000
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2000
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2000
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2000
Workington
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2000
Chipping Barnet
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2000
Eastleigh
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
South Shields
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2000
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Birmingham, Erdington
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2000
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2000
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2000
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 February 2000
Skipton and Ripon
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2000
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2000
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Caerphilly
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2000
Hendon
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2000
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2000
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2000
Lichfield
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2000
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2000
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2000
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2000
Bath
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2000
Worcester
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2000
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2000
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2000
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2000
Edinburgh West
Graham, Mr Tommy
Independent Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
West Renfrewshire
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2000
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Morley and Rothwell
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2000
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2000
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2000
Somerton and Frome
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2000
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2000
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 February 2000
Wantage
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2000
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 March 2000
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2000
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2000
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2000
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
South Thanet
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2000
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2000
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 March 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Thurrock
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2000
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Amber Valley
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 March 2000
Newry and Armagh
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2000
Leicester South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2000
Medway
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 29 February 2000
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Mansfield
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2000
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2000
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Bristol North West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Wansdyke
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2000
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2000
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Broxtowe
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
St Albans
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2000
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2000
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2000
Newbury
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 May 2000
East Londonderry
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2000
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2000
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2000
Huddersfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2000
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Bradford West
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2000
West Bromwich East
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2000
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2000
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2000
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2000
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Clwyd West
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2000
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Wigan
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2000
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2000
Northavon
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2000
Hertford and Stortford
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2000
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 2000
Caernarfon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2000
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2000
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2000
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2000
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2000
Batley and Spen
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2000
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2000
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'democracy' to end of line 5
Labour, Sheffield, Heeley
2
signatures
EDM 384A1: tabled on 7 March 2000